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of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the area. we want to ensure it is moving smoothly and a
of homes. janelle wang joins us with more. >> i'm just down the street from the site. investigators are expected to be here for the next seven to ten days gathering up all the evidence they need to determine the cause of last thursday's deadly explosion. >> investigators backed up the largest piece of evidence. the section of pipeline that was blown out of the ground last thursday. that and two other pieces, each about ten feet long will be shipped to washington, d.c. to a lab. >> we know it's pressurize go and de-pressurize ago pipe. it could be impact damage from excavation. >> they will look to see if there are any defects in the welding. >> we're very pleased that we do have such a big chunk of evidence but we're not sure we have all the fragments of the pipe. anybody that finds a metal fragment, please report it to us. >> they also want amateur video of the site prior to the explosion. also, if anyone noted dying vegetation which could be a is sign of leaking gas. they have ordered pg&e to inspect all 6400 miles of gas transmission lines with priority given to lines running und
paints a different picture, one of a concerned father who is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare straight tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop's perspective. >> and the attorney points to this moment when the father talks to his son while cuffed. >> use your head. >> his department in the meantime is reviewing the duty manual which does not make specific mention of this type of behavior. >> we determined that there should be probably a very specific section that addresses this or several versions into creating one. >> sergeant lopez says the officer may have violated more than just those two policies. he is currently on administrative leave. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thanks very much. >>> a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in nearly five years. that means that pending any last-minute appeals albert brown will be put to death one minute after midnight next wednesday morning. he would be the first death row inmate executed in the newly
each household will receive. >> with those funds, no strings attached. it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and had not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> reporter: how much money each household will receive will be based in part on how severe the home was damaged. a red tag means $50,000. a yellow tag $25,000, and a green tag is $15,000. >> i lost the whole thing. i'm red tags. i have nothing. this is what i have. >> reporter: carol guernsey told us so far pg&e has held but debit cards for daily expense and the offer for up to $50,000 is much needed but that pg&e will have to do a whole lot more. >> we're living in a hotel and out of a bag. so, i think telecome through. so i think we can get all of the neighbors together and make them come through. >> reporter: this couple told us their hope is green tagged but say they're too shaken to move back in yet after seeing neighbors' homes reduced to ashes. >> lives that were lost. that's the hardest part. you can't put a price on it. >> reporter: do you applaud them
. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank for waking up with us on friday, september 24th, i am pam cook. >> i am dave clark, let's check weather and traffic, here is steve. >> skies are clear. some fog down the coast very shallow. 70s half moon bay should say 72, ever one else 80s, mid-80s and low 90s. the temperature trend will go up. here is sal. >> steve, right now traffic is moving along pretty well on 80 as you head out to the macarthur maze with no major problems. the traffic looks good open the bay bridge. san francisco north on southbound 101 moving along well -- [ inaudible ] >> and traffic also looks good leaving southbound 101. in vallejo we have a problem with a truck that got into an accident early this morning. jade hernandez is -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: i can tell you the good news is that crews have uprighted this big rig that came off the off-ramp, the columbus parkway off-ramp too fast this morning. what you are looking at is the wrup uprighted big rig and what it was carrying. the driver is going to be all right but the highway patrol tells me he took
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
. janelle wang joins us with more. >> i'm just down the street from the site. investigators are expected to be here for the nex seven to ten days gatherg up all the evidence they need to determine the cause of last thursday's deadly explosion. >> investigators backed up the largest piece of evidence. the seion of pipeline that was blown out of the ground las thursday. that and two other pieces, each about ten feet long will be shipped to waington, d.c. to a lab. >> we know it's pressurize go and de-pressurize ago pipe. it could be impact damage fro excavation. >> they will look to see if there are any defects in the welding. >> we're very pleased that we do have su a big chunk of evidence but we're not sure we have all the fragments of the pipe. anybody that finds a metal fragment, please report it to us. >> they also want amateur video of the site prior to the explosion. also, if anyone noted dying vegetation which could be a is sign of leaking gas. they have ordered pg&e to inspect all 6400 miles of gas tines with priority given to line running under highly populate areas. >> we had no
,000 feet of hoses towards the blast site. >> as close as we can get. there are citizens helping us drag hose. and this is all hands on deck. >> and at 9:00 the following morning, for this san bruno native leaving the scene was almost as difficult as watching neighbors and friends lose their homes and their lives. >> this is probably one of the hardest things he had to do. this is like my family. >> those first crews were so overwhelmed when they got here to this scene that they said they thought the neighborhood would be destroyed and there would be many more lives shot saying what saved them was a team effort many agencies from around the county were among the first responders here and that they're able to work well together to communicate properly. abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. >> the coroner confirmed identity of the fourth victim of the fire 81-year-old elizabeth torres tried -- dried trying to -- died trying to escape her home. >> the national transportation safety board updated its investigation into the pipeline explosion within the past hour. the vice chairman say they have r
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
happened, the deputies gave the woman marked bills. one source tells us they were $100 bills. our sources say the woman then handed the money over to hernandez. as deputies watched. >> this is sheriff's spokesman sargeant jd nelson. >> the person did go forward to do that. had their record taken care of at a third less. >> early last week, felix chavez was arrested after there was an investigation to see who else may have been involved. >> and they did an audit and found discrepancis. at this point, mr. chavez was arrested. >> administrators declined our request for an interview and issued a statement and said by and other restrictions were unable to comment in related percent issues and appropriate actions have been taken. both say they're investigating. >> this investigation is owe-to-see how far back it goes. >> and now, hernandez is charged with accepting a bribe, embezzlement and grand theft. chavez is charged with embezzlement and grand theft. as you just heard, the question is how wide spread were the bribes? are they occurring in other court houses? that is the focus of the invest
after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd, the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. >>> and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah. get her, sarah. >> now she faces charges of child abuse. early this friday morning, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the weekend is upon us. good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> let's get right to the dangerous flooding. heavy rains left many areas covered in several feet of water and more rain in the forecast today. holly wagner of minneapolis station wcco-tv brings us up to date from owatonna minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota, the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that flooded homes, the water kept rising through the night and the rain isn't over yet. the high water forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. floodwaters overwhelmed the town of owatonna where residents battled
's kind express toll lane will open on interstate 680. >> the drivers will use the new 14-mile southbound expressway lane from pleasetantton to milpitas. it allows you to use the lane for a price. that starts out at just 30 cents when there's no traffic but as the freeway gets more congested, the price goes up to as much as $6. drivers need a fas trak transponder and signs alert the drivers to the designated entry and exit points. we'll have a live report from jenelle wang in the next half hour and megan will have traffic updates throughout the morning. >> traffic use has grown since 2006 when officials set a goal of 70% usage. the latest survey shows that goal has almost been reached with 68.6% of bridge users now having fas trak. the number of morning drivers on the bay bridge using fas trak has nearly doubled to nearly 77%. >> pg&e could release a list of its 100 riskiest pipeline locations as soon as today. this comes after pressure from federal and state leaders including governor schwarzenegger. the utility isn't saying exactly what it plans to do but it could release the list along
you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news we could find out which local gas pipelines pose the biggest risk to life and property. in the wake of the san bruno explosion and fire, local officials have put intense pressure on pg&e to release that list of the hundred most dangerous. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry? >> yeah. the report that we're all waiting for today is 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines on pg&e. don't have that yet but we do have a partial list to share with you this morning. right now let's take a look at some video that we have of the situation that we are talking about. we're talking about very dangerous pipelines. our media partner, the mercury news reports that san jose and milpitas city officials received a call, came in yesterday from pg&e, the utility that owns the pipeline that blew out a couple weeks ago. got two one nears casman drive. two very dangerous pipelines in its city west of i-880. fremont, livermore and south san francisco having already received word that they have dangerous pipel
't tell us a whole lot. we'll have to 2008 to see how much information they release today. we know there are two sections of a big pipeline in san jose that are scheduled to be repaired or under review to be scheduled for repair. >> reporter: why those repairs need to take praise, we don't know that. mayor reed didn't have any more details on what about those section of pipelines that are so concerning to pg&e. but keep in mind, san bruno's city manager has already told the mercury news that their city did not make the list of high-risk pipeline. even the section that exploded is not considered at risk. so the big question is what caused the san bruno explosion? because obviously that will shed a lot of light of what that means in terms of the pipeline, pg&e is expecting to release the list today and everyone is hoping for a little more information on where we go from here. custody, -- claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> the coroner is expected to update the official death toll to 7. the bullis announced they lost three loved ones. federal investigators have deter
and skyview, as close to the command post as they will allow us at this hour. take a look but hind me we can see activity over there. we have seen fire instructions arrive and emergency personnel. ins chiewper two told us we are about three blocks from the actual fire area, firefighters are making progress, there is mostly smoke being seen so neighborhoods certainly much different from these pictures we saw yesterday and overnight when this explosion rocked the neighborhood last night and created -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- in its wake. at this hour the priority is still getting this fire out. again we are seeing a lot of smoke coming from that neighborhood. you have the victim's number expected to keep changing as they are trying to account for everyone. the lieutenant governor's office is also trying to get a handle on the situation. abel maldonado has declared a state of emergency. he was on scene this morning and is planning a briefing but -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- fluid situation on their end and they are still trying to figure out the exact location of that briefing, whi
it. we have details from the family and police. the family tells us dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. his 22-year-old stepson was assaulted and taken to the hospital. you can see paramedics taking the stepson away earlier last night. we are told he lived here with his stepfather and may be released earlier. now you are looking at that video of the. the dills which led up to the shooting are not complete. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but they may have known each oamplet din miss dixon's mother told us she was told her son pulled up to the apartment before 11:00 last night and exchanged words with one of the suspects which is when the suspects forced themselfs into the apartment and then the shooting happened. dennis dixon's brother told us his daughter woke him up in a panic. >> she just banged on the door and said dad, wake up your brother was murdered. and i ran with my boxers on and i just ran to the door and said 0 lord, no, please don't tell me that. and she said, yes. >> reporter: we nt that police arrived quickly to the scene and arrested t
off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is with two of the victims right now. what can you tell us? what did they tell you? >> reporter: well, four fishermen went out early this morning to fish for alba door -- to fish for albacore. right now, this boat is in the water. we can't see from here but thanks to everybody at channel 2 at the desk, it looks like we can see the boat is going down facility water. i'm going to talk to thomas deacon. he's completely soaked. he's been in the water. you must be cold. what do you remember? >> we went out, hit a wall, pulled one out. there was cpr. don't know about one guy. >> reporter: what did it sound like when you hit the rock wall? >> basically, a car accident. >> reporter: it must have been very dark at that time. >> you are right about that. >> reporter: what about the people in the boat with you at the time? >> one guy, i abbed ahold of him. i was trying to pull him in the boat. i seen another man go by. i tried to go by and grab him. i had too many clothes on. i went back, put my rain gear on, took my clothes off. got him to the edge of the boat.
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this tuesday. i'm pam cook. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here is steve. >> reporter: low clouds. low fog greet us on this tuesday morning. once that burns off it will be sunny and a little warmer. by the coast too much in the way of fog and low clouds. if we lose the higher clouds we had yesterday, sunny. sal has an update open your on your traffic. >> reporter: there is a crash from car that ran into a tree. this morning's commute on 80 westbound at the toll plaza looks good. let's go back to dave and pam. we are following breaking developments out of iran where the attorney for sarah shourd says she's been in the process of being released. >> reporter: it has been an agonizing wait for her family, a roller coaster weekend leading up to this moment. the bottom line is that sarah's attorney says she is being released. these are pictures of shourd that we got from the website free the hikers.org. he's been in prison for much of a year, most of it in solitary confinement. iran's government released
your meter, your use of electricity or gas, what about the patch? why aren't the pipes run in that fashion? >> reporter: the governor says he's going to drill down for information. >> i'll be back. you will get the information, i come guarantee you that. thank you very much. >> reporter: the governor said before coming to san bruno, he signed paperwork to make the area eligible for federal aid. >> the fire burned unchecked for one hour and 47 minutes before the flow of natural gas was shut off. they explained this particular pipeline does not have automatic shutoff valves like others. instead, a worker had to drive to the neighborhood, unlock a gate and manually turn off the valve, then do it all over again at the other side of the leak. >> we're going to have to look at how they should be deployed. should will be more, those are the kind of issues we're going to have to look at. two state lawmers said there should be laws requiring automatic shutoff valves. more is coming up at 10:30, an executive says why the -- then at 10:45, one family's poignant story of survival and h
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm pam clark. >> i'm dave cook. let's check with steve. >> reporter: some low to mid-80s. temperatures creeping up a couple of degrees each day. it was more inland. today we look for that fog to burn off. sunshine we'll have that weekend forecast in about five minutes. now an update on your traffic. >> reporter: traffic is moving well as you drive to the mcarthur maze. this morning we're looking at the traffic in oakland. that traffic does move well. now back to the desk. >>> we have developing news. this is coming from con cord. police are investigating a shooting. jade hernandez is on the scene with details now. >> reporter: police have four squad cars right out here blocking this section here. we'll turn the camera all the way around. you can see there are squad cars around the block. this is where the shooting may have taken place this morning. detectives seem to be concentrating on the area near devon and ashbury. dispatch sent police out here around 2 this morning. what we understand is a man was walking along the street. he looke
, a judge ruled that the measure violated the u.s. constitution. they said in part, "there is no fundamental right to marry a person of the same-sex." prop 8 opponents have until mid- okay mid-october to file their response. >> a funeral is scheduled for san bruno victim jessica morales. her boyfriend, joe ruigomez was seriously injured. >>> a san bruno teenager has organized a benefit concert tomorrow to help the victims of the san bruno explosion. the myers neighbors event is scheduled for tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the cappachino cool softball field. the event is free, but organizers encourage donations to be added to the lion's club fund, setup to help the us. >> health, all of the clouds and moisture in advance of a storm system that will impact your forecast for tomorrow. as far as today, we had quite a bit of drizzle and even light showers, measurable in these locations out towards hay ward, you can see .500idge. see.500". we increase rain tomorrows tomorrow across the bay area. you can see not a lot in the south bay, a few hundredth of an inch, .05" but in the north d
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, pg&e is investigating the possibility that microbes inside a natural gas pipe might have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago, this unlikely but has happened before. jenelle is live in san bruno to tell us more. >> yes, it has, ten years ago in the new mexico desert that pipeline ruptured killing 12 including three young children. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipe and some areas 72% of the pipe wall had been eaten away. now, that pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old and 30 inches in diameter. those are the exact same specs as the pipeline here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. this report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. it's basically micros that go undetected in a tiny pool of water inside the pipeline and then start eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. according to the article this morning, pg&e told state regulators last y
on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brough
channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us, it is friday, september 24th. i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here is steve. >> thank you very much, pam and dave. happy friday, everybody. clear skies, fog is trying to go down the coast. 60s, 70s,s by the bay. few low 90s, will the weekend continue this warming trend? your answer in five minutes, now sal with an update our your friday traffic. >> steve you are looking at a live picture -- [ inaudible ] >> -- couldn't to berkeley and emeryville and oakland, no major problems there. when you get to the tail plaza that commute looks pretty good. it is -- a big rig accident in vallejo overnight has shut down two major avroom pes at 3:00 this morning. the highway patrol says it happened when a big rig tried to take the avrail p too fast flipped on its side and dumped its load offed so. no drugs or alcohol has been involved and the big rig has been cleared. the avramp is set to re-open as soon as crews can get all thatted sod off the road. >> police are warning women a
video for the first time. she says it shows a concerned father given permission to use scare straight tactic autos no time do you hear the parents of the young man objecting getting upset, crying. so the video is from the cop's perspective. >> terry bowman points to an early portion of the video. the father speaks up while his son is in handcuffs. >> the family's attorney says the officer threatened the teenager numerous times and crossed the line in using his position as an officer to settle a domestic matter. >> this does not bode well for you. do you know what that means? that is good thing. >> san jose police did tell us wednesday both juveniles were cited for having sex with a minor. those citations are likely in the hands of juvenile probation for possible refer to the district attorney's office for her part the d.a.says she's reviewing to case to see if the officer faces any criminal charges. >> today a judge cleared the way for california's first execution in more than four years. the u.s. district judge found the state had adequate lay dressed concerns about the lethal inject
amount of materials that could be used to make more explosives. the bomb squad detonated the devices safely, and the neighbors are back in their homes tonight. >> we don't want this kind of activity occurring with children around. we long for a safe neighborhood. >> hopefully they will keep watch on the house and what goes on because we would luke to keep it a safe neighborhood. >> dennis is in the contra costa county jail in martinez on $750,000 bond. there is no word on what he was planning to do with those pipe bombs. >> the san jose -- >>> the san jose police officers are protesting the gang unit. the violent crimes enforcement unit is being combined. staffing between the two units has been slashed by a third. union leaders say it will have a devastating affect on the public safety. >> the majority of homicides in san jose are gang-related. we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. it is a fact. >> san jose's mayor blames the police department cuts on sky rocketing pension costs. he says the combined task force will still make fighting ga
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikers still being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor i
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
this morning about what happened last night. family members tell us that 57- year-old dennis wayne dixon was shot in the doorway of his apartment, that is the apartment with the light on the porch and his stepson was tied up and beaten. take a look at this. paramedics rushed him to the hospital. we are told the stepson lived here with him and may soon be released from the hospital later this morning. the details which led up to the shooting are not complete yet. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but the victims and suspects may have known each other. his mother was told her son pulled up to the apartment and exchanged words with the suspects which is when they tried to force themselves into the apartment. that is when dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. we are even hearing the stepson wasn't the only one in the apartment at the time of the shooting. her mother told us her son was a vendor of sorts and had a booth where he sold clothes and dvds out of. she said she could barely understand the bad news. >> she was crying on the phone but i could not understand nothing b
that you would like me to ask him, please email them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a mis
.c. and hollywood. >> home at last. after spending 13 months in a prison in iran, sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil and begging for the release of her two companions. >> bear attack. a washington man is mauled while walking his dog as his wife steps in. >> oh, god, his head is all bashed in and he's dying. >> we'll talk with her how she helped save his life early this monday morning, september 20, 2010. >> good good morning from new york. good to be back with all of you. good to be back with you as well, harry. >> good morning. welcome back. baby pictures later. good morning. first lots of big news especially in terms of hurricane igor. bermuda just now waking up to the devastation, caused by the powerful storm. our dave price is here and he has the latest. dave. >> good morning, harry. igor is weakening as it continues to pound bermuda. this is a huge storm but as it passed over the island it left a trail of destruction in its wake. people are just beginning to see it all. igor's eye passed just 40 miles to the west of bermuda. this monster storm was downgraded to a category one just before dawn o
will be read then by an overhead antenna. if you are a single drive using the express lane without fastrak, you are subject to a ticket from the chp. >> we are currently drafting a management plan in regards to these lanes so that our officers have a full understanding as to what their purpose is out there and as to how we are going to conduct our enforcement. >> now, things get a little more complicated when it comes to fast track, though. since carpoolers, motorcycles, qualified low emission vehicles are still allowed to use the lanes for free, they have to hide their fastrak transponder from the antenna using a special mylar bag that comes with the device. otherwise, their transponder will charge them whatever fee is in effect at that point. all the money collected will help to potentially build a northbound express lane here along 680. now, it's going to be confusing for drivers. authorities are concerned about that. we have a lot of information right now on our website, cbs5.com. click on "newslinks" including information on the entry and exits. because that is all not going to be the same
some choice in how he dies. two years old, san quentin's new execution chamber has never been used. but that could change overnight next tuesday with albert brown, convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in riverside county in 1980. >> they built a new execution chamber. they did that in secret. >> reporter: the aclu says the judge hasn't approved the new death chamber or lethal injection procedures so he should not let the state rush into ruling executions. but in the ruling, the judge found a three-drug combination acceptable, so brown can choose if he wants that or one shot. concerns about lethal injection were first raised by murderer, michael morales, who averted execution. analysts are not sure why the state is pushing executions now. >> i don't think anybody could really predict what's gonna happen on tuesday night. >> reporter: if the execution goes forward, hundreds of protesters will likely gather, the last inmate put together by lethal injection shun was clarence allen in 2006, convicted of the contract killings of three people. >> there's no human
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
. the iranian president calls the terror attacks a cover-up sparking outrage and a walkout by the u.s. delegation. we'll have reaction from the white house. >>> caught on tape. a vicious girl fight as one of the girls' moms appears to egg her daughter on. why the cheers ended with charges of child abuse. >>> come on, elmo. don't you want to play? >> too sexy for "sesame street"? the children's show explains why it pulled plug on katy perry's appearance. is it about the kids or the parents? >>> there was a lot of excitement around our dinner table last night when i told the girls that elmo and grover would be here to talk about that story. they cheered. except harper wanted elmo's autograph. i'm not sure he can do that. he's only 3. >> i don't know if that can happen. perks of the job. >>> a lot of ground to cover in the meantime. hundreds of homes have been evacuated after massive flooding in parts of wisconsin and minnesota. a state of emergency has been declared in both states. and the national guard is now sandbagging, bracing against more bad weather today. and then there's a new
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm pam cook. >> i'm dave clark. let's check your traffic. >> we have some low clouds moving in. we will start a little warm up today especially away from the coast. 50s, 60s there. >>> right now on inner state 80 west it looks good. ing good.d problem it's 5:00, let's go back to the desk. >>> we have breaking news this morning. about ten minutes ago we received news that he's been released from prison. there will are reports that sured been released after more than a year in prison. we are getting word of sarah's release. we will continue to bring you details this morning as soon as they become available. >>> we're also following new developments in last week's deadly explosion and fire if san bruno. federal investigators are taking a closer look at a welds on a curved section of the pipe that blew up. in just a couple of hours the coroner will update the fatality. >>> also pg&e will spend up to a million dollars to help the fire victims. we have details of a very controversial new idea. >> reporter: it's not clear if this plan will
vasquez on why pg&e says it can't do that. >> it's just red line. >> reporter: livermore mayor showed us. >> amanda: his fire department was able to skirt up. a pipeline underneath vineyards, it is about the only populated area nearby. accord to go a pg&e report from 2009 obtained by cbs5 the utility said it needed to fix this stretch of pipeline calling it the highest-risk pipeline in the bay area. the livermore mayor says he was shocked, he asked pg&e for more specifics but never got an answer today. >> no doubt it's on the south end of the city and it doesn't impact as many people as it would in neighborhoods in san brown oh but by gosh i think our citizens deserve some information from pgee so we know what this means. >> what information have you got. >> the truth is nothing. accord to go the same paperwork they need to replace a four- mile section of pipeline 131 in fremont and call this the second highest risk pipeline in the bay area. the fire chief says he knows it fakes through but he couldn't get any more specifics from pg&e either. >> right now they can't tell us so they are u
federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine the cause of this explosion. that's why that's so crucial to us. >> reporter: there's also the
up to us, next door neighbors across the street, saying i can you come take a lack it our house as well. >> reporter: along with the efforts insurance adjusters could be seen assessing the damages at the time of the explosion. connie morales was home at the time and even when her home is restored she said moving back will not be easy. >> i'll never feel the same, you know. it was an experience that you'll never forget. >> reporter: a trade group that represents california insurance companies told me today that they have not yesterday had the opportunity to formulate a concrete damageest for this neighborhood. they say their adjusters are still doing work, we saw some of them out here today. right now their routest stands apt tens of millions of dollars. >>> today we know more about exactly what pg&e knew about the pipe before that explosion thursday. let's go to tom vacar with more on that part of our coverage. >> reporter: hi. opening story, the consumer advocacy group the utility reform network says they may have sown the seeds for this disaster three years ago. >> there are c
. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. >>> the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. >>> plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack
to the environmental director about this task. and she joins us live. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: yes, i just spoke with dean peterson, who is the director of the environmental health division of the county. he wants to get crews back to work. i want you to take a look behind me. we are on clairemont and vermont. and you can see the devastation throughout here. work is going really three home sites at a time. so you can see kind of in distance where there is an excavator and bulldozer over there. we assume that that's where some of the work will be going on. they are going piece by piece back here. and that process does continue. this morning, dean peterson told me that operations yesterday, which was the first day of demolition, went well. the first to actually finish yesterday as planned. but they are expected to be cleared up sometime this morning. and crews move onto the next three. there were more than three dozen homes destroyed. and so far, the county has been given the go-ahead to clear the sites. health concerns, a big issue out here. but the air is being monitored, both right next t
a back and forth yords deal. >> the judiciary appeared to use the release to flex its muscles, which highlights the deep rift in iran ejen amongst the conservatives. on friday the foreign ministry announced plans for her to be released on saturday, with the result of ahmadinejad's personal intervention and reflected his special viewpoint of this islamic republic of iran on the dignity of women. hours later the judiciary suddenly called off the whole release which was a very embarrassing rebuke to ahmadinejad. like i said, this really highlights these deep rifts and this struggle for the balance of power in iran right now. >> all right. nbc's ali arouzi, thank you very much. and now here's carl. >> jenna, thanks. >>> as the nation remembers the september 11th attacks on saturday protesters took to the streets, tongurning the day's m from reflection to outrage. mike taibbi has the story. >> reporter: they are by now familiar remembrance. >> adam -- >> reporter: the pause of the moments when the planes struck and the towers fell. the bells, the reading of the names of those lost. >> jam
to keep them away from the eastern u.s., but bermuda will probably be in the sites of igor and most likely julia won't affect anything. we can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. we'll have more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. thanks, al. >>> let's check some of the morning's other top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. good morning, ann. >> good morning, everybody. in the news over the weekend indications that the on again, off again iran release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. on sunday the judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held for more than a year. we're following developments this morning. where do things stand? >> reporter: good morning, ann. right now sarah shourd is still in custody. her lawyer says they are waiting for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then he expects she will be released. now, under the conditions of bail, she is allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of espionage is going forward. along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offi
and all three of us, my dad, frank and i, out of her bed and put her in a wheelchair, wheeled her out as far as we could and the heat was so hot we lifted her up and threw her into our car. >> the three heroes didn't know mary sweeney has a great deal of trouble breathing and it wasn't just fire that could have killed her. >> smoke inhalation could have likely killed my mom. >> so there is the positive story for the day. but, of course, we have the tragic stories as well and here comes some of them. take a look now at the pictures from a short time ago, people being allowed back into their red-tagged homes because they have been deemed to be uninhabitable. people allowed to go back in and see what had been home sweet home just six days ago. meantime the ntsb is expanding its investigation, continuing today into gas control station in the bay area. they were in milpitas yesterday making sure that people in these gas control stations are trained and the equipment is working properly. >> we want to get excruciating detail how the system works, how well the people are trained to work it,
not be mistake to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians. >> reporter: that raises concerns the two american prisoners are being used as bar gapping chips and may not be released soon. everyone hopes one release will be followed by others. abc news. >> carolyn: it's been 11 days since the gas pipeline exploded in san bruno, killing at least four people. today people all over the peninsula came together for a day of healing and fundraising. a benefit concert collected donations for victims of the fire, and showed support for the entire community. we have this report. >> reporter: in a community where it seems like everyone knows someone impacted by the explosion, it also seems like just about everyone is ready to help out. >> just getting it back to where it is. a good cause. >> reporter: whether it's the cup cak stand or big a t-shirt, these neighbors say it's time to chip in and help and to begin healing. >> we will rebuild and become again a city we want to invite you back to in a couple years from now. >> reporter: but there's still a lo
the likelihood that the driver will get into a crash compared with the national average. >>> back on u.s. soil. how the hiker, sarah shourd is stepping up the demands that iran release her friend and fiancee. it is fresh. >> the broken well is capped in the gulf. how president obama is reacting to the news. >>> they left behind notes saying that they were going visit their dead relatives. >> the bizarre leaving of a dozen cult members. >>> hi, lots of clouds making their way. the rain has ended. what can we expect for the rest of the summer? we'll talk about that coming up controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results california needs now. cocaine. . >>> nearly half a million people of peru are without power tonight because of a protest over cocaine. hundreds of the growers in peru have taken crow control of the electric plant in the city. they are protesting the government's destruction of the crops, which is the
.m.. as mike said, the first day of astronomical fall. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. developing news in downtown orinda where commuters can expect a few delays maybe this morning as pg&e tries to cap a gas leak. a construction crew hit a gas main around 11:30 last night near camino pablo. about a dozen homes were evacuated but all residents have now been allowed to return to their homes. city officials say the leak is near the on-ramp to eastbound 24 but say a detour has been put in place. this is the third significant gas leak reported in the last 24 hours in the bay area. yesterday morning crews dealt with a gas leak on the cal state east bay campus in hayward and last night a small leak forced the closure of el camino real in millbrae for two hours. >> bulldozers head out to the san bruno neighborhood devastated by natural gas and fire. the goal is remove demolished homes. >> the cleanup crews will come in at 8:00 this morning to clear out this debris. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred ca
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